May 25, 2016

Dover Project Feature: CotY Award Winning Bathroom Remodel 2nd Place: $15,000 – $30,000 Category. Post 2 OF 2

This post picks up where we left off last week…
Dover Home Remodelers was recently honored with a NARI Contractor of the Year Award for our work on a quintessential 1950’s bathroom renovation. This is the final blog in the two-part series that featured the project, demonstrating how we brought our customer’s design dreams to reality.

As is the case with many older homes, all of the electrical and plumbing required updates. There were a few challenges with the size of the room—one being the length. In order to have both a spacious shower and a vanity with storage, we chose a rainfall showerhead installed in the ceiling to give the homeowners more flexibility in the shower.


The original bathroom ceiling was dropped acoustical tile. While its height was initially a concern, we were able to keep the plumbing in place and install a smooth drywall ceiling, while maintaining ample headroom.

To keep the budget in check, we chose a semi-frameless sliding shower door instead of a frameless hinged door. This was not only less expensive but it also gave the homeowners more open space.

Since the mud base tile floor was in good shape, we were able to install the new porcelain tile over it to save on the cost of removing the original tile. We installed a custom oak threshold that matched the hardwood floor in the hallway to adjust for the height difference.


Bringing everything together is the square design repeated throughout the space: The faucets, showerhead, accessories—even the sink is a rectangle. The brushed nickel finishes and squared edges add a clean, masculine edge.

The finished bathroom is a far cry from the original outdated space. And our customers couldn’t be happier with their new space, where they feel right at home.

The Best Is Yet To Come,
Beth Orr Schroeder

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